As a farewell to the 2019-2020 basketball season and a tough Spring with no sports, MaxPreps polled coaches for their opinion on the top teams in the region.
We took the results of their polls and pitted them against our computerized rankings looking for any interesting differences. Although the math formula that produces the computerized rankings is meticulous — a carefully crafted, dissected work of science that isn't subject to traditional editorial bias — not everyone agrees with the output. This particularly goes for the coaches, who spend endless gobs of time analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of their own team and others.
After gathering the results here are some of the biggest takeaways from the polls:
The top 10 spots nearly remained the same between the Coaches Poll and the MaxPreps Computer Rankings.
After a long season, Christopher (Gilroy, CA) deserves some recognition for jumping into the top 25 after being ranked 51st in the MaxPreps computerized rankings.
Aptos (CA) also made a big leap (+13) into the top 25 after the Coaches Poll.
And without further ado, here are the results of the Coaches Poll. (Note: The number in parenthesis is the difference between the MaxPreps ranking and the Coaches Poll.)
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- Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) (0)
- Bellarmine College Prep (San Jose, Calif.) (+1)
- Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco, Calif.) (-1)
- Menlo-Atherton (Atherton, Calif.) (+1)
- Serra (Gardena, Calif.) (-1)
- Saint Francis (Mountain View, Calif.) (+3)
- Palo Alto (Palo Alto, Calif.) (0)
- Carmel (Carmel, Calif.) (-2)
- Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, Calif.) (-1)
- Menlo School (Atherton, Calif.) (0)
- St. Ignatius (San Francisco, Calif.) (0)
- Palma (Salinas, Calif.) (+5)
- Sequoia (Redwood City, Calif.) (+1)
- Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (San Francisco, Calif.) (-1)
- Piedmont Hills (San Jose, Calif.) (+1)
- Half Moon Bay (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) (+2)
- Monterey (Monterey, Calif.) (+9)
- Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.) (+10)
- Los Altos (Los Altos, Calif.) (-7)
- Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Calif.) (+9)
- Hillsdale (San Mateo, Calif.) (-6)
- Eastside College Prep (East Palo Alto, Calif.) ()
- Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove, Calif.) (-3)
- Christopher (Gilroy, Calif.) (+27)
- Aptos (Aptos, Calif.) (+13)